Serpentine Belt Service at South Side Garage in OKLAHOMA CITY

July 30, 2023

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternator, the... More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In OKLAHOMA CITY

July 2, 2023

Every OKLAHOMA CITY car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced... More

Synthetic Oil for OKLAHOMA CITY Autos

May 21, 2023

If you are a driver in OKLAHOMA CITY and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil an... More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at South Side Garage?

March 26, 2023

Today's South Side Garage article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many OKLAHOMA CITY drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Oklahoma who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awareness and the dire... More

Relax When the Wind Blows in Oklahoma: Winter Car Prep for OKLAHOMA CITY Drivers

October 9, 2022

When autumn comes around in OKLAHOMA CITY, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for OKLAHOMA CITY drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for... More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

September 25, 2022

At South Side Garage we've had a lot of OKLAHOMA CITY customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Oklahoma. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent ... More

Maintaining Your Older Car in OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma

September 18, 2022

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the OKLAHOMA CITY motoring public, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new veh... More

Economics of Maintenance for OKLAHOMA CITY Auto Owners

July 24, 2022

Buying a new car in OKLAHOMA CITY is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in OKLAHOMA CITY who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be ha... More

Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in OKLAHOMA CITY?

July 17, 2022

Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in OKLAHOMA CITY?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Oklahoma approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country.... More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in OKLAHOMA CITY

July 10, 2022

The hottest Oklahoma news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again the price of gas in OKLAHOMA CITY. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in OKLAHOMA C... More